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Computer Backup – Black Friday

Number of Views : 5886Every year I take the opportunity to do some winter cleaning on my computer systems.  Clean up directories, remove unused applications, and backup.   I typically choose Black Friday for this event because I can run out and get cheap storage (Hard Drives).   Last year …

Re-Install windows phone 7 sdk

Number of Views : 4673I just had to re-install windows phone 7 sdk.  I wanted the features for Mango 7.5.  However to get the install I had to uninstall the previous version (beta) I had. Now 3 reboots later  I’m ready to role.

Random Post of Links

Number of Views : 11608I often find myself following a link from a twitter post or some other blog.  Not having the time to read it immediatly I either add it to Readitlater or I email myself.  I normally don’t add any comments just the link.   What often happens …

Server Side Javascript (node.exe)

Number of Views : 8600There is a great post from Scott Hanselman regarding  node iis. It is the implementation of node on iis.  Node is basically a serverside javascript.   It is very interesting to me how this could be used.  I wonder if the performance of this would allow …

DNS hosting

Number of Views : 4919For years I have used EveryDns.net.     They were recently acquired by dyndns.org another service I use.  The issue is that the full Managed dns that I have used from everydns will not be free or donation any more.    DynDns.org wants to charge a per-domain fee. …

Deploying MVC 3 Razor – Bin issues

Number of Views : 6286The current application I’m working on requires me to publish an MVC 3 Razor web application.  I’m using sFTP as the protocol to my hosting provider.  After the first publish I was unable to run the application.   It kept throwing errors that I was missing assemblies. …

Win Phone 7 – datacontractserializer

Number of Views : 5321I’m in the middle of writing a Windows Phone 7 application.  In the JSON call and collection I’m using.  I wanted to use a datacontract.  For a bit I could not get my class to recognize [DataContract] and [DataMember] .  I even had a direct reference in the …

MVC – Mini Profiler

Number of Views : 4755I’ve been really happy with the nuget platform for adding packages to VisualStudio.  If you have not yet tried nuget head on over to nuget.org.  One of the more recent packages I’ve been using is the mini-profiler. It is a little plug-in (can’t think of another …

SMTP windows 7 developer

Number of Views : 5943Vista and Windows 7 did not come with an SMTP server installed.   They removed this feature after smtp was found to be somewhat vulnerable on XP, and running on way too many developer PC’s.   I’ve been using papercut as a local smtp server when I …

Commuting to Work on Bike

Number of Views : 10898I’ve been commuting to work on my bike this last week. It has been great. The car was in the shop so I finally had a reason to commute. I’ve been planning on doing it but never was motivated enough to start the process. This last …

iPad IT apps

Number of Views : 8429I have a lot of apps loaded on the iPad. Many of these apps are games, productivity, social media, and just entertainment. However, there are a few that are really tech and work related. Since I am in the IT field I found a few apps …